On Sunday night, he turned the air blue during his debut on The Jump.
Yet Sir Bradley Wiggins shunned the controversy surrounding his stint on the Channel 4 show, as he revealed his hope to launch an acting career after he was approached for a role in EastEnders.
The 36-year-old Olympian cyclist spoke to Daily Star about his next career move, as he divulged that his future could lie in television.
Bradley bravely decided to compete on The Jump on Sunday, despite suffering a leg injury just one day before.
His determination was overshadowed by his cheeky slip of the tongue – as he said ‘p**s’ at half past seven before the watershed mark – forcing host Davina McCall to apologise.
The sportsman’s flourishing TV career could be overshadowed slightly by his lewd mouth, yet he is still setting his sights on television.
Bradley explained: ‘I’d like an acting role. I got asked to be in EastEnders. A lot of things like that in the past I’ve turned down because I just didn’t have time. But now I’ve got time on my hands I can do all those sorts of things.’
The future? The 36-year-old Olympian cyclist spoke to Daily Star about his next career move, as he divulged that his future could lie in television.
On Sunday night, Channel 4 viewers instantly took to Twitter, with some expressing their disapproval, while others branded Bradley a ‘legend’ after his cheeky comment.
One penned: ‘I love how much Bradley Wiggins swears. He’s like a beardy me. #thejump.’ Another added: ‘#TheJump Sir Bradley Wiggins is a bit sweary. Never thought we’d have anything in common!’
Meanwhile another seemed unimpressed, writing: ‘As if Sir Bradley just said piss at half 7 on a Sunday evening on live TV.’
Oh dear: The cyclist left Channel 4 viewers outraged as he said ‘piss’ just minutes into the show, forcing host Davina McCall to apologise
Similarly unamused, one viewer commented: ‘The show starts off and already someone says a rude word.’
‘Wiggins against the media. Took his second word for an explicative. #TheJump (sic),’ posted another.
On the show Britain’s greatest Olympian Sir Bradley met his match in comedian Mark Dolan.
Slip of the tongue: The cycling star made the live gaffe just minutes into the show